Are you thinking of filing for divorce, but don’t know who to turn to for advice? Turn to the lawyers at The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC. We are here to provide you with clarity, manage your expectations, and represent you if you choose to hire an attorney. We practice in all aspects of family law including divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and more! Call today to schedule a free consultation.
If December is engagement month, January is surely divorce month.
It’s a new year, which means a fresh start. A clean slate. A new you. Although studies show that more divorces are filed in March and August, the spike begins in January.
What’s the cause for the spike? Mainly, people do not want to get divorced during the holidays. This is for many reasons. If you have children, you don’t want to ruin your child’s Christmas by serving your spouse divorce papers. Even if you don’t have children, you don’t want to ruin the holidays for your family by serving your spouse divorce papers! Many people simply put it off until the holidays are over.
Also, many couples feel hope of reconciliation during the magic of the holiday season, but that hope is quickly taken away once every day reality kicks back in.
In January, people start planning for the year. Setting goals, envisioning the future, etc. Many ask, does my spouse fit into my life in the new year?
THE IMPORTANCE OF A FREE CONSULTATION WITH AN EXPERIENCED DIVORCE LAWYER
Free consultations significantly increase in January. If you are thinking about divorce, we recommend you schedule a free consultation with a divorce attorney so you can understand what your life would look like if you filed for divorce.
Getting a divorce is a huge decision. It can be expensive. And it is life changing. So before committing, you need to understand your rights and how your future will look.
Not every person who receives a free consultation will get a divorce. Even if you are on the fence, and unsure of what to, we recommend a free consultation so you can make the most educated decision as possible for your future.
A free consultation is a no-obligation way to gather as much information as possible. If you are not ready to file during the consultation, you can always call back at a later date to hire an attorney, if you need one.
If you are thinking about a divorce, you may want to consider therapy or counseling before filing for divorce. As we said before, divorce is not a decision you should make light-heartedly, and you don’t want to regret your decision halfway into the process.
OPTIONS OTHER THAN DIVORCE
Another way to end your marriage is by a legal separation. Legal separation is extremely similar to a divorce – you will still need to work out issues such as child custody, child support, spousal support, division of assets and debts, but you will still legally remain married. This is done for a variety of reasons, and speaking to an experienced attorney will help you understand your options.
SPEAK TO AN EXPERIENCED DIVORCE LAWYER TODAY
Call the San Diego divorce lawyers at The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. With over 50 years of combined experience, you can count on our attorneys to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. We are located in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego. We proudly serve clients in San Diego and surrounding communities including Del Mar, Escondido, La Jolla, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Marcos and more.